New business comes to E.L.

Mind-Body Connections is a new business in East Longmeadow.

Cheri Brady, APRN, M.Ed., CHT, has opened a private practice as a Mind-Body Specialist in East Longmeadow. In the past, many local residents have traveled to Connecticut for Brady's services, but will now be able to schedule appointments closer to home at Mind-Body Connections, 143E Shaker Road, Suite 200A,PO Box 62, East Longmeadow, MA.

Brady has been a women's health nurse practitioner for over twenty-five years.She has a holistic prospective on health and healing, incorporating the mind/body/spirit interconnectiveness. She completed a master's degree and her doctoral coursework at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has studied many integrative therapies over the years and traveled the world providing medical care and/or studying healing practices. Her travels have taken her to India, Africa, Thailand, Nepal, and Tibet.

The integrative therapies Brady uses have helped many people with the following issues:

Relaxation and stress management related to life threatening illnesses.

Lessen side effects from cancer treatments (chemotherapy, radiation & procedures.

Irritable bowel syndrome, hypertension and other medical issues.

Anxiety and phobias (fear of flying, needle sticks & more).

Peak performance issues (sports, public speaking, study habits & test taking).

Weight management.

Smoking cessation.

Preparation for surgery, medical procedures & childbirth.

Brady is also a qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner and Instructor through Nurse Healers-Professional Associates International. Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a type of energy work based on ancient healing practices. She has practiced Therapeutic Touch for over twenty-five years and studied at the advanced level with the founders of TT, Dolores Krieger, RN, PhD and the late Dora Kunz.The technique is done with the recipient fully clothed while working within the energy fields surrounding the physical body.This process is supported by scientific research and is taught in nursing & medical programs all over the world. There is a profound deep relaxation with TT which allows the person's own inner healing ability to be activated. All healing is self-healing and TT facilitates this process.

Therapy sessions with Brady are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling Mind-Body Connections @ (413) 525-6089.